Non-conventional mechanical ventilation in severe ARDS, illustrated by a complicated case

JE Tulleken*, TS van der Werf, JJM Ligtenberg, JG Zijlstra

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    Abstract

    When conventional respiratory strategies fail to maintain adequate oxygenation treatment of severe ARDS is largely empirical. Modern techniques such as inverse ratio ventilation, permissive hypercapnia, NO inhalation and lowering tidal volumes/pressures are advocated. We report on a patient with severe ARDS who showed all the complications of the disease. The risks and benefits of (non)conventional ventilatory strategies are discussed and illustrated. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)201-206
    Number of pages6
    JournalNetherlands Journal of Medicine
    Volume53
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - Nov-1998

    Keywords

    • ARDS
    • mechanical-ventilation
    • prone-position
    • nitric-oxide inhalation
    • tracheal gas-insufflation
    • inverse ratio ventilation
    • RESPIRATORY-DISTRESS-SYNDROME
    • INHALED NITRIC-OXIDE
    • ACUTE LUNG INJURY
    • PRESSURE-LIMITED VENTILATION
    • PRONE POSITION
    • PERMISSIVE HYPERCAPNIA
    • GAS-EXCHANGE
    • TIDAL VOLUME
    • OXYGENATION

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